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Caturday: Dear Noel – What Can Cats Eat at Thanksgiving

Dear Noel – I know that my humans are planning a big food celebration next week – they call it Thanksgiving. All they ever give me though is dry kibble. How do I get my human to understand that I can have some leftovers too! – Please help. I am Hungry in Hawaii

Dear Hungry – Many humans do not understand a cat’s diet. We are obligate carnivores, which means we have to have MEAT to live. But fat on the other paw can make us sick. In the wild, we would eat about 3 or 4 mice a day (yum), depending on our size. But remind them that we are little creatures and our calories per day should be limited to our size. And, we are each different, so tell your human to ask your Vet, since I am not a medicine cat and don’t know what is right for you.

You can have many wonderful COOKED lean proteins:

  • 1 ounce of cooked TURKEY white meat
  • Skinless chicken (MY FAVORITE)
  • Liver
  • Lean beef
  • Lamb
  • Cooked eggs
  • Cooked salmon/tuna
  • Canned fish

Don’t forget your veggies and grains:

  • Raw Pumpkin/squash, peas, and cucumber
  • Cooked carrots, broccoli, green beans
  • Mashed sweet potato
  • Cooked oatmeal

And your fruit:

  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew (no seeded)
  • Peeled apples

But remind them that you can not eat the following:

  • NO FAT
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Coconut Milk
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee or caffeine
  • Grapes / raisins
  • Seeds
  • RAW fish
  • Bread dough
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate
  • Cooked bones
  • Milk
  • Chives
  • Candy / Gum
  • Artificial sweeteners (Especially XYLITOL)

See this Basic guide 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and don’t forget to beg for more! – Noel, the Christmas Cat

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Stella’s New Thing

Stella – The Loner

Stells’s new thing lately is to sneak out of her room, whenever the door is left ajar, which it shouldn’t be and hide under my bed across the hall. (To be honest, I know that V thinks she gets lonely in her private master cat suite and leaves the door open for her to explore until, of course, there is a catfight in the hall.) I think Stella thinks it’s funny to go under the bed until another cat comes to check her out and then she freaks out and runs back into her room, hopefully with no other cats trailing behind. Fur does fly around here sometimes. Stella really likes Sofie and Louise, but not Charles, so they are the only other animals that she wants in her space. Ahh the life with a zoo.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Tortie-tude

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Is a cat’s temperament determined by color? I have been reading some interesting studies. Mini Cooper says she is never ‘naughty!’ Does your color match your temperament?

http://messybeast.com/colour-tempment.htm

Colour Character Attributes
“-” indicates no info Persian (Longhair) British Shorthair Moggies (mixed breed)
Black loyal, suspicious of strangers good-natured stubborn, friendly, sociable
White calm, peaceful streetwise and friendly timid
Red (Ginger) polite shifty, unpredictable, unfriendly, laid back but with fiery tempers
Cream even-tempered
Blue (Grey) gentle quiet, affectionate
Possibly inherited from interbreeding with Korats and Russian Blues
Calm, peaceable
Blue-Cream (DiluteTortie) lively Mischievous.
Tortoiseshell maternal quick-witted Naughty, hot-tempered, temperamental
Calico (Tortie & White) calm, sweet-natured Naughty, lively
Black & White Bi-Colour placid even-tempered, friendly wanderers.
Tabby equable good-natured Languid, home-loving, good pets.
Spotted affable
Black Smoke relaxed good natured (inherited from Persians)
Pewter/Shaded Silver very affectionate and sweet natured
Cameo languorous
Colourpoint/Himalayan gentle, spirited but not demonstrative
This colour originated in Siamese cats.
Chocolate/Lilac outgoing, inquisitive
These colours were introduced from Himalayans i.e. trace back to Siamese.

 

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Demon, Noel

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: On Being Mini

Ahh! to be Mini Cooper the youngest member of the Zoo. She is so precious. Very much like a dog, running with the pack and demanding attention, yet so beautifully cat too. She is one fearless cat and that sometimes can serve her well and at others scares the heck out of me. She is always loving on the other animals and humans, licking dog ears, and kneading human thighs. Sometimes I wonder where all those little scabs on my legs are from and then I remember Mini was sitting on my lap last night. Every cat that has blessed my family has been unique, but this one, well she is just so…. Mini Cooper.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Breakfast Helper

Noel is every present when I am eating at the kitchen table. For some reason, she thinks there is some food in it for her. Sorry NoNo but Mom is having her morning coffee and that is just not good for you.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Dear Noel – Why Do I Box?

Dear Noel,

Why is it that I cannot resist jumping into a box, any box, no matter what the size. I feel obsessed with anything box. Is this normal? Should I seek professional help?

Sincerely, Binky

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Dear Binky, Your obsession with boxes is absolutely cat-normal. We all do. I love a good box. A box makes me feel safe and is comfy and cozy.  A good box gives me a great vantage point from which to jump out at my brother or sister cats, and even at those pesky dogs (if I wasn’t afraid Sofie would eat me). In a deep box, no one can crawl up behind me. As you can see in this video, boxes are a natural part of being feline. Just relax and enjoy your obsession. Your friend, Noel

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2019 in Cats

 

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